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got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email firstname.lastname@example.org. breaking breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring rains and wind up and down the east coast causing flooding and state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. campus tragedy a. rutgers university student kills himself after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges as the college mourns his loss. and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september 30th, 2010.
captioning funded by cbs just a small taste of what's to come here in new york city where we and all of the east coast bracing for severe weather. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> i have a question for you. do you have a hard time saying you're sorry? >> no. >> that would admit you saying you did something wrong. therefore they apologize less than women do. >> i find that curious because men screw up so much. we would be very good at it. >> that's a great point. we'll talk about that. first the latest on the big storm moving into our area. remains of tropical stormy coal. it's expected to cause flooding from miami to maine, and it threatens much of the east coast with high winds and heavy rains. our dave price is in wilmingtow,
north carolina, this morning with the latest there. good morning, dave. >> reporter: morning to you, harry. we are in wallace park near the historic district of wilmington, north carolina. as of this morning, the poark hs a pool. historic rains. over 20.25 inches of rain has fallen. and another three to eight inches could be falling before the day is done. this is a huge system which stretches all the way down to the florida area, 50 miles to the east-northeast of ft. lauderdale where the remnants of nicole are. all the way up here to north carolina where there's a low pressure system and it's spreading eastward and there's no sign the rain is coming to an end any time soon. a major storm system packed with moisture now pounding the east coast and spreading into the mid-atlantic states. and forced the govern nor of north carolina to declare a state of emergency. the southeast has been drenched by driving rain and widespread flood watches in effect.
in south florida, the remnants of tropical storm nicole brought severe thunderstorms in so much rain that it made streets impassable and driving dangerous in some locations. in hollywood, florida, portable pumps are being used to try to keep low-lying areas from flooding. here in wilmington, north carolina, some businesses are sandbagging, preparing for historic flooding. and forecasters fear this storm could break records set when hurricane floyd barrelled through here in 1999. >> it's everywhere. there's a lot of it. >> reporter: north carolina has already seen several days of rain, and may wind up getting swamped with over 25 inches of rain as a five-day total before the storm passes through. and of course, the rain now beginning to come down once again. wind speeds up to 18 miles per hour. sustained gusting up to 32. this storm will continue to roll on up the eastern seaboard causing airport delays and flooding.
places like washington, d.c. and philadelphia, into new york, into sections of new england, upstate new york, western new england getting the heaviest rains. boston getting wind. sloppy and dangerous for 24 hours and record-setting, as well. we'll send it back the you in new york. >> all right. we'll check back with you soon, dave. thank you so much. the man that tried to set off a car bomb in times square five months ago is likely to be sentenced next week and we're seeing a video by the fbi showing what could have happened if that bomb worked. bob orr is in washington with more. good morning, bob. >> reporter: there's no question we were very lucky. but this graphic new videotape of prosecutors shows just how devastating the blast could have been. this is a mock-up test the government conducted in making the case against shahzad, a suv like the one shahzad used is filled with 250 pounds of
explosives. shahzad who's pleaded guilty to the attack told investigators he hoped the blast could kill at least 40 people in busy times square and another bomb two weeks later. >> we'll arrange an attack inside america. >> reporter: prosecutors released videotape of shahzad in jihad training arguing he's never shown remorse and deserves to be sentenced the life in prison. shahzad's crude bomb fizzled with the wrong type of fertilizer and his own video shows he was intent on revenge. >> and to incite the muslims to get up and fight against. >> reporter: officials are now focused on a new threat targeting western european cities. authorities say teams of terrorists plotted to carry out commando-style shooting sprees patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. the plot discovered two weeks
ago and while intelligence officials say no attacks seem imminent, a number of trained terrorists are still on the loose. >> they know that al qaeda intends to send operatives into western capitals and don't know who they are or where they are. >> reporter: sources say this latest european plot does not directly target the u.s. but security officials here are nervous. they're briefing about security measures to prevent an attack in the u.s. maggie? >> bob, going back to the times square plot, watching that test, we could see how much destruction could have been caused bay that bomb. is there any way to know how bad it could have been fatalitywise? >> reporter: not a precise way to know. shahzad said he wanted to kill up the 40 people and maybe more. it is a safe bet and the analysts agree any one in the immediate vicinity of the car could have been badly injured or the killed and not taken down a
building or cause far-reached damage. it was bad nevertheless. >> knowing how busy times square is, it could have been more than 40 people. here's harry. >> let's get to more news now. erica hill is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning. there is still no budget. but congress is adjourned as lawmakers hit the trail for a final push of this campaign season. now they did pass a stop gap bill last night. it will keep the government running until early december. a vote on extending tax cuts was put on hold. congresses a passed a blueprint for nasa's future including money for additional shuttle flight. the house pass add bill for free health care for workers who helped clear the ruins of the world trade center after 9/11. mcdonald's is threatening to cancel health coverage for some 30,000 employees because of the new health care reform law. the fast food giant offers so-called mini med lands for its hourly workers but the issue here, the new health care
regulations stipulates for 2011, health plans must spend no more than 15 to 20% of the premiums on administrative costs. "wall street journal" reports mcdonald's and other trade groups told regulators because of the high turnover, the administrative costs for mini med plans 0 higher. meantime on the campaign trail, a heated exchange in an increasingly contentious new york governor's race. last night, a reporter of "the washington post" asked republican candidate carl paladino about his accusation that democratic candidate cuomo had an extramarital affair. >> fred, that's it. >> stay away from me. [ bleep ]. the evidence do you have? >> listen. all right? >> let me hear -- >> then paladino upset of a photographer to the home of his 10-year-old daughter he fared during in an affair threatened the "the washington post" reporter. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, bouddy. >> you will? how? >> watch. >> paladino said he would
provide proof of the cuomo affair at the right time. allegations of whitman employed an illegal immigrant for nine years and says whitman knew she was in the country illegally. th then, last year, she fired her with these words. >> and from now on, you don't know me. and i don't know you. you never have seen me and i have never seen you. do you understand me? >> whitman says she had no idea she was undocumented. >> all the documentation that we had said that she was legal. she had a 1099 on file with the employment agency. driver's license. social security card. we had no reason to believe that she was not legal. >> whitman said she fired her as
soon as she knew the truth. important warning for parents. the positioners supposed to help babies sleep on the back to prevent sids are a suffocation risk. babies suffocated or trapped between the positioner and crib and have been at least 12 deaths. and there is another important safety warning for you this morning. the government ordering a giant recall of several toys and children's products. cbs news correspondent michelle miller outside the consumer product safety committee headquarters in bethesda. >> reporter: it involves more than 10 million toys and products from manufacturing giant fisher-price. everything from tricycles to highchairs to these little toy cars. now, this is the 27th toy recall of 2010. and as the holiday season approaches, parents need to be on the lookout. it is the largest toy recall of the year. impacting a wide range of
fisher-price children's toys and products across north america. >> if these toys are in your home, parents should not allow their children to continue to play with them. >> reporter: the recall includes more than 7 million tricycles, nearly 2 million infant toys, a million highchairs and 120,000 cars and rampways. >> because we have seen that children have had to have stitches and that the products have caused choking hazards. >> reporter: the tricycles have a protruding key causing ten reported injuries. highchairs with seven reports of injuries on pegs and the cars and rampways have faulty parts and pose a choking hazard. fisher-price said, quote, we will be ro viding safety replacements and fixes for four products. our actions reflect our continuing commitment to the safety of our products. the cpsc said it should serve as a warning to toy manufacturers. >> we are vigilant in looking at
all products and their children will not be injured. >> reporter: now, all of the items have been removed from store shelves. if you have them in your home, you don't necessarily have to throw hem out as she said. you can call fisher-price. they have repair kits. they have replacement parts and the important thing to remember, just keep these items away from your kids until those fixes have been made. erica? >> michelle, thanks. i see one i have on the home there on the table in front of you. for more information, log on to earlyshow.cbsnews.com. a search is under way for a pair of american balloonists believed to be lost. richard and carol took off from bristol, england, last saturday for a race and heard from yesterday. conditions in the area are poor with rough seas and thunderstorms. for the first time, an astronomers spotted a so call
>> broken records. most likely, harry, the rest will fall today beating the records of 1999. tough day for people in north carolina today. >> thanks so much, dave. appreciate it. one of hollywood's legendary stars tony curtis died last night at his home in las vegas. he was 85 years old. his greatest roles from the 1950s and '60s but they will never be forgotten. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker looks back. >> reporter: hollywood runs on good looks and charisma. tony curtis had both in abundance and he'd be the first to tell you. >> i know there was something i won't say special about me but different special to get me out from the other guys. >> reporter: something different that led him through a career as a big screen heart throb. a comedy talent. a dramatic actor. and oscar nominee. curtis lived a true rags to riches story. born bernard schwartz to hungarian immigrants in 1925, the good-looking young man
changed his name and went to acting school on the gi bill after serving in the navy in world war ii. he had the looks of a matinee. >> idol and just needed to be discovered. there was no looking back. >> i had the dark hair and nice figure jumping around kissing girls. a lot of energy. hip hop and jump around. i even went for me. >> reporter: enough star appeal for his fans to overlook his pronounced bronx accent. >> this is my father's palace and yonder is the valley of the sun. >> reporter: he made legendary films but probably the most famous role this sex symbol had was dressing up as a woman in what the american film institute called the greatest american comedy of all time, "some like it hot." >> you collect shells? >> yes. so did my father and grandfather. you might say we had a passion for shells and named the oil
company after it. >> reporter: in his personal life, curtis married and divorced several times. most famously to actress janet leigh. their child actress jamie lee curtis is one of six with five wives. if there were no tony curtis, hollywood would have had to invent him. bill whitaker, cbs news, hollywood. >> great line. >> he was here not so many months ago. >> i interviewed him. he is hilarious and still sharp as a tack. remembered what it was like to work with marilyn monroe and how his daughter jamie lee born a couple of weeks after that film wrapped. >> quite a character. >> our condolences to his family. still ahead here, a college student kills himself after a video of his sex life is splashed on the internet. also, the latest on unemployment and the best places to look for a job right now. ♪
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ahead this morning, details of a story that has all of us here this morning very affected. a boy weeks into his freshman year in college jumps off a bridge after his roommate posts a video on the internet showing him kissing a young man. also coming up this morning, we're going to talk about jobs, where the jobs are. would you believe there are some businesses in this country where jobs go begging, go begging? we'll tell you where they are, when we come back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. life leaves spaces for you to create in, shouldn't your card do the same? it can. meet zync from american express.
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on is expected to it's 7:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm julie watts. more information is expected to be released today regarding a housekeeper who used to work for meg. celebrity attorney gloria allred plans to unveil evidence to support allegations that whitman knew the housekeeper was an illegal immigrant. whitman the republican candidate for governor says she didn't know the woman was in the country illegally. there will be no classes all next week at san jose's largest school district. san jose unified will be on furlough the entire week as a cost-cutting measure. in a letter posted on the district's website, superintendent vincent matthews says labor groups have agreed to the unpaid week off which will save the district about $5 million. there will be no district business of any kind next week except for high school athletics.
after 50 years in the business, the 7 up bottling plant in vallejo will close for good next month. 90 people work at the soda facility which will end production on october 18. some employees may be transferred to other plants in petaluma, san leandro or sacramento, but others will be laid off with severance packages. many of the affected employees have worked there for decades. traffic and weather right after this. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and i approve this message. nasty wet day nasty wet day in the big city. more on that in a little bit. coming up, when is it time to apologize? more often than you think, men. that's according to a new study. we're going to look at that and talk about why women find it so much easier to say i'm sorry than men do. but first this morning at 7:30, the suicide that has shocked rutgers university in new jersey. officials believe they found the body of an 18-year-old freshman who jumped off the george washington bridge after his roommate videotaped hip being intimate with another man and put it on the internet. cbs news national correspondent jeff glor is at the rutgers campus this morning. good morning, jeff.
>> reporter: good morning to you. detail of this case emerged on the same day the university kicked off a civility campaign trying to encourage kids to behave the right way with special focus on technology. now, one student as you mentioned is gone and two others are facing serious charges. rutgers university freshman tyler clemente, accomplished violin player, just 18 years old, killed himself after police say his roommate put up online a live recording of him having a sexual encounter with another man. last night students on campus mourned his loss. >> i heard about this tonight. it just shocked me. >> reporter: the tragedy can now apparently be traced back to online postings. on the night of september 19th roommate rav irs and his friend streamed the video and then he tweeted. rom mate asked for the room until midnight. i went in his room and turned on my webcam. i saw him making out with a dude. yay.
a message that appears to be from clemente was sent out two days later. he saw me making out with a guy and later added, the school probably won't do much of anything. in his last message on facebook, clemente posted a suicide note, jumping off the gw bridge, sorry. his driver's license and college id were later found on the bridge and wednesday a body was pulled from the hudson river. they have been charged with invasion of privacy for spying on clemente and could get five years in prison. >> i hope that justice is finally served. >> reporter: clemente's death has now been called a hate crime by a new jersey gay rights group and they say part of a wide spread problem. nearly nine out of ten gay, lesbian and bisexual students are bullied in school. according to one gay rights grouped. and they're four times more likely to commit suicide. >> what gay and lesbian kids most fear is rejection by their family, rejection at the hands of their friends, judgment from
their preachers and their teachers. >> reporter: on a facebook memorial more than 3,000 messages to clemente and his family pour in. may god bless you. you didn't deserve this. rest in peace. the family lawyer has released a statement saying tyler was a fine young man and a distinguished musician. the family is heartbroken beyond words. maggie? >> is as everyone. jeff glor, thank you. let's bring in "early show" contributor, child and adolescent psychologist. i talked to somebody at rutgers this morning and they say they don't believe this is a case of a student abusing social media. they say it's an isolated instance of one student spying on another. are they wrong? are they ignoring a problem? >> yes. i do believe they are ignoring a problem. it's one thing to spy and watch it yourself. it's another thing to spy and broadcast it to thousands of people that might want to turn in -- tune in. so that's really important that
they are missing the boat here. that social media is a major way to get information out. and he broadcast it to who knows how many people tuned in and watched what was going on in that room. >> it went viral in a matter of seconds as we've seen with so many things on the internet. >> right. >> this was a case or a gay or bisexual student outed on the internet. when you look at the stats surrounding gay students, nine out of ten are bullied. they're four times more likely to commit suicide. what must this boy have been going through? >> well, you know, he's already, as we heard in the piece, he's already more worried about judgment. he's already more worried about how he's going to fit in and where he fits in and struggling with that. we can assume as that happens in a lot of gay teenagers. so we then have to figure out here it is, he's struggling with that already. his roommate takes advantage of that and preys on the weakness that is this uncertainty and this fear. so then now where does he go? now he's outed, we think, we don't know. maybe no one even knew that these were his interest or he
was bisexual or gay and now everybody knows and he has to answer to all of that and doesn't know how. sadly the only option becomes suicide because they don't think they can do kind of enough damage control ordeal with it enough. >> so what should we, as parents, a, be bog, and what should schools be doing. >> and we have to add in there higher levels of government.
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unemployed, double that underemployed. tell them the recession is over and they will probably laugh in your face. who's been hit? manufacturing, real estate. this has been i don't want to say a narrow recession but if you are in those industries, if you are a home builder or real estate agent, you've been slammed. >> yeah. demographically, who are the people out there who need the jobs the most? >> you've got teenagers are desperate. i mean, more than one out of every four teens 16 to 19 is out of work, one out of every four, which is incredible. obviously people in the manufacturing industry, a bit of positive sign there but still very difficult for them. and if you don't have a college degree, there's about a 15% unemployment rate. >> very difficult. there were temp jobs supied by the government because of the census, those have gone away. as we get closer to christmas, might there be another temp upswing. >> let's hope. macy's announcing recently 65,000 people will be hired and toys 'r' us saying 40,000 people will be hired. so, you will get a job for two
months then come january can, you convert that to full time? that's that underemployment number we talk about so much. >> right. we have seen an uptick in manufacturing, not a giant uptick but a microtick perhaps. how do you read that? >> at least it's a tick. >> right. i mean, i'm serious. it's small there. are some signs. you have general motors plants that were supposed to have furloughs, they've brought some people back. >> yep. >> starting to see a little signs of life. i don't want to paint an overly rosie picture, harry but at least trickles there. if you want to be a miner, right, mining jobs are in great demand president you and i will go to wisconsin or wimbledon and dig a gold mine, silver mine, iron-ore mine, there's -- i'm serious, mining is booming. >> it is an option, absolutely an option. one of the other industries that has jobs going begging is health care. it is a little late for me to go to medical school but if you are a nurse or -- i mean there, are
all kinds of jobs out there that literally, they're begging. >> the story that has not been told enough, perhaps, is that there are more than three million job opening in this country, according to the bureau of labor statistics. >> wow. >> we don't hear that much, do we? >> yeah. >> so many of those, are, as you said, harry, in health care, nursing doctors or the back end. even the insurance companies, believe it or not. >> somebody's got to push the paper. >> believe it or not will hiring. accounting is another one. a proclivity to help people or good with numbers an accountant or in kelt care you can probably name your job right now, actually. >> brian sullivan thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> up next, saying "i'm sorry" a new study says it's not that men can't apologize, they just don't. we'll be right back.
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according to one new study it is actually easier for women than for men to say those three little words. the sfloen apparently men just don't always know when to say it. he >> i am deeply sorry. >> i'm so sorry. >> i apologize first and most importantly to my family. >> reporter: sometimes, men make mistakes that are so big, they realize pretty quickly an apology is necessary. >> i have sinned against you. >> reporter: but what about the little slip-ups throughout the day? do men have a tougher time knowing when to say "i'm sorry"? when you look at your relationship in general, who would you say says the phrase "i'm sorry" more? >> me. >> no way, donald, that's a no-brainer, really. you just said it in person. no, me. >> reporter: you do. >> absolutely. >> reporter: a recent study out of canada found women are quicker with an apology than men but not for the reasons you might think. the fascinating part of the study is that they actually
showed just random scenarios and of those scenarios, women perceived more of them needing an apology. so, it's not that men don't want to apologize, it's just that they look at a situation, they don't see it as apology-worthy, whereas women do. >> reporter: hear that, ladies? it's not that your man atrade to poll geez, he just doesn't know when he needs to. >> women are a lot more considerate than men. they are always worried about offending their friends or their significant others so they're much more apt to apologize for things that would never bother a guy. >> reporter: you are apologizing because you mean it or to placate her? >> because i mean it. >> reporter: while it may be difficult for men to realize they're in the wrong, getting into the right is actually pretty easy. >> some men don't apologize enough. i don't see what the big deal is. if it is going to quell a situation and make everything okay, just say those two words. >> are they capable of saying the words, let's establish that
firstly. >> can i just hear you say the words? (mumbling). >> come on, harry. >> i apologize all the time. >> you say it. >> i'm sorry. >> i disagree, cooper said you should just say it. i don't think you should just say it to end an argument. what was interesting they had people write down scenarios and when they would apologize so men just didn't find some of the scenarios as quote/unquote offensive as women, bringing up an interesting point we agreed on i think as women sometimes we apologize too much. we say we're sorry all the time when we shouldn't. >> and it almost doesn't have a meaning. >> i'm not sorry, harry smith. >> ah-huh. >> you've bun wrong, what, maybe -- soinchts you're lying. you're lying to us. >> you have been wrong two or three times in your life? have you said you're sorry. >> yes, i'm sorry. >> say it again for good measure. >> but i don't mean it. >> there we go, it brings it back full circle.
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all. hopefully, jen, you'll help us sort it out. >> this is thought going to be a game changer, maggie, the debate will continue but we'll break it down. >> we can look at least the pillows and cons. >> absolutely. >> women can make the best decision for them maybe as an individual at the end of the day. >> absolutely. you need to weigh risks versus benefits and we'll go through that. >> it is interesting, andrea had one yesterday and one of those things at a given point in your life you have to put it on your calendar and do it and be diligent about it. lord knows what the consist kwenz can be. >> mime 40 but my husband, when i turned 40, made the appointment for me and said, you're going. >> see, that's a man who cares. >> it is. >> that's better than saying you're sorry. [ laughter ] >> hey, honey, don't worry about saying your sau, but have i got something to you. i'm going to take up to lunch and then a mammogram. >> ooh-hoo! >> it wasn't that much fun. anyway, we'll talk to jen when we come back.
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attorney gloria allred will hold a press conference today it's 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm julie watts. attorney gloria allred will hold a press conference today in the case of meg whitman and her former maid. she is expected to release evidence to back allegations that whitman knew the maid was an illegal immigrant. the gubernatorial candidate insists that she did not know the woman was in the country illegally. in the u.s. senate race a new poll shows democratic senator barbara boxer with a modest lead. boxer has the support of 42% of likely voters compared to 35% for republican carly fiorina. but nearly one in five voters is under decided. the poll was conducted by the public policy institute of california. we should learn more today about the san bruno explosion. the ntsb is releasing pictures of the ruptured pipeline.
good morning. things are getting better on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. you're now looking at a 29 minute drive from westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange so a good 10 minutes or so better than we saw during my last traffic hit about a half hour ago. westbound 4 still remains
really jammed through antioch. no accidents. just our usual congestion from a street towards somersville. still backed up to pittsburg. in vallejo an earlier accident westbound 37 before highway 29. one lane remains closed and they are saying 9:00 before they are going to be able to get it re-opened and at the bay bridge, i think i have a map to show you, there we go, it is backed up well into the macarthur maze but pretty heavy commute as well down the eastshore freeway. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. another nice day expected and another day with cooler temperatures are also in the forecast. here's a look from our mount vaca cam. a look at the clouds. low clouds rolling up and over the hills dipping into the valleys. patchy fog this morning inland and also fog around the bay and along the coast. conditions for the afternoon a few low clouds will remain in the forecast for the coastline with highs in the mid-60s. mid-70s around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. and the lower 90s inland. we will continue to cool down well into the weekend.
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hello, everybody. it is thursday morning. a little wet where we are. we hope you're having a good morning so far. welcome back to "early show." coming up, we're going to bring you the latest on mammograms. there's an intense debate going on, as you know, about when women should start being tested regularly. it seems as though the recommendation keeps change ppg this morning yet another study that now says testing women in their 40s would reduce the risk of dying by 26%. dr. jennifer ashton will help us sort it out. also ahead, what do lady gaga and the dall lay lla dall
common? they're both on twitter along with about 100 million other people around the world. we'll have to twitter how-to lesson and show you why celebrities in particular love tweeting. but first, we want to get the latest on that big storm all up and down the east coast today. dave price is in wilmington, north carolina. good morning, dave. >> good morning to you, maggie. this is what happens when you get 20 plus inches of rain over four or five days in a row. there's just nowhere for this water to go. and that's the big concern throughout north carolina and, indeed, up and down much of the mid atlantic states as we head through the next 24 hours. right now we broken all sorts of records. you can see the storm system combines the remnants of tropical storm nicole and low pressure system. as a result, a lot of moisture rolling up the eastern seaboard now severe weather is a tlit as
well. tornado watch in effect from here in wilmington, north carolina, to just south of philadelphia, pennsylvania, and heavy rains and high winds expected over the next 24 hours, all of the way through sections of northern new england. so we're watching that. in the meantime, though, a look at the national maps shows you much of the rest of the country relatively quiet. some cooler air working its way into the southwest.
this weather report sponsored by farmers insurance. we are farmers. we are insurance. >> keep in mind the big concern today is not so much the wind from this system, it's just the rain. there's nowhere for this water to go and it's working its way up the east coast. if you're traveling today it is going to be tough going today. erica, back to you in new york. >> dave, thanks. aig announcing this morning it has reached a deal to repay
the bills in bailout funds it took from the federal government. it was one of the companies hardest hit by the credit crisis. it took as much as $180 billion. the u.s. treasury will get it back for swapping debt. pakistani security official said a man has been arrested in connection with the times square bombing p he has said to introduce shahzad to the taliban. he drove the car into times square and will be sentenced to life in prison next week. investigators said this would have happened if shahzad's bomb had gone off. he wanted to kill 40 people and planned to detonate a second bomb. a woman in washington who faked her own acid attack is in court today. good morning. >> erica, good morning to you. bethany had nothing to say to reporters as she entered court
here yesterday. she faced charges of theft in the form of tens of thousands of dollars donated from well-wishers before they learned the attack was made up. ben that any appeared in court yesterday carrying the scars from a hoax that captured the sympathy of the country. >> do you plead not guilty at this time? >> yes. >> reporter: the 28-year-old pled not guilty to charges of stealing $28,000 in donations from well-wishers after she lied about being attacked with acid. >> did you wake up that morning and go, i'm going to -- i'm going to carry some acid in a cup and throw it on the first person that i see. >> reporter: initially she claimed she was randomly attacked by an african-american woman who said, hey, pretty girl, before throwing acid on her face. later she confessed in a 90-minute police interrogation to buying drain cleaner for $17 and deliberately burning her face in an attempt to commit suicide. saying, when i realized it wasn't killing me, i thought
maybe this was the answer to all my problems, to have a different face. >> when you put all of these behaviors together, we're seeing someone who has a severe emotional disturbance. this goes beyond depression that may even be delusional behavior, perhaps thrown in with some sort of sociopathic behavior, too. >> reporter: court records show she went on a spending spree with donation money, purchasing clothes, train tickets, a laser facial peel, an apple computer item and dinner for her parents. bills that added up to $1500. >> i think a court is going to be skeptical of any claim that she suffers for mental illness because the objective evidence shows that she was motivated by money. >> reporter: a motivation that could cost her 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. bethany's trial is set for december 20th. for now the special bank account where those donations are being
kept have been frozen and her parents are pledging to return every dollar of the $28,000 she received. erica? >> thanks. hollywood legend tony curtis has died. a major star in the 1950s and '60s, he had a number of roles including in the comedy "some like it hot" with marilyn mon e monroe. >> that's my hobby. >> you collect shells? >> yes. so did my father and grandfather. you might say we had a passion for shells. that's why we named the oil company after it. >> curtis starred in dozens of films. he received an oscar nomination for his role in the "the defiant ones." tony curtis died last night at his home in las vegas. he was 85. now, here's maggie. >> erica, thank you. up next, do women in their 40s need mammograms? we'll look at the latest evidence that says yes. you're watching "the early show" ence that s yes. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ♪
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welcome back. it is 8:10. when should most women start having mammograms? last year a blue ribbon panel said the age of 50. a new study of 1 million patients suggest women in their 40s can significantly cut their risk of dying of breast cancer. dr. jennifer ashton is here. what did the study find. >> last week we talked about a study out of norway. this study was out of sweden. it was a large study, over a million women. did have its limitations but the women in the 40 to 49 age group who had mammograms reduced their risk of dying of breast cancer by 26%. again, i do not think this is a game changer. this is just another in the battle ongoing debate between mammograms, pros and cons. >> it is in keeping with what we had heard from much of the time, that women in their 40s should have mammograms. last year this preventive task force changed it to 50.
why did they change it to begin with? >> a lot of it has to do with science, that ma'amography is not a perfect screening test. it has a lot of limit talgss. it has false positives. in other words, it can find things on mammogram that turn out not to be cancer. false negatives, meaning it can give you a normal result and there can still be cancer there. obviously there's a cost there. it's not a perfect test. but right now it really is the best imaging/screening test we have. last year the reason that the preventive service task force said it might not be so great or recommended in women in their 40s comes down to numbers, comes down to statistics. this study actually was in keeping with that. it showed that in order to save one life over 1200 mammograms would need to be done every other year for a ten-year period for women in their 40s. now, the hard-core statisticians and scientists will say those numbers do not support its use in this age group. >> except if you're the one
left. >> exactly. but for women who are that one life or for doctors like myself who sit across from a patient and say, you might be the one, or i don't want to miss the one cancer in you, my one patient. >> that's right. >> emotion comes into play. medicine, as a science, but it's also an art. you have to take into account science, statistics, numbers, you also have to take into account emotion. there's no getting around it. >> a lot of women probably didn't do it because it was expensive but now with this new health insurance coverage plan, it's going to be covered. i bet we will see more women do it. is that what you recommend to your patients do it, just in case? >> in medicine, again, in science we don't want to do things just in case. we want to go back on evidence and do risks and benefits, balance each other out and are the pros and cons in keeping with whatever we're recommending. for low-income women though, maggie, mammography is not as successful as we would like. that is a target population that, yes, with the new health care reforms, we hope they will have that or other screening
tests available to them. with anything that changes this quickly, most doctors and most women will stay the course for now and not make any sweeping changes. >> dr. jennifer ashton, thank you. coming up next, to tweet or not to tweet. that is the question. we're going to try to answer it when we come back. your watching "the early show" "the early sho on cbs. [ coughs ] call me. ♪ [ sneezes ] [ female announcer ] kleenex brand tissues are america's softest. [ sneezes ] [ female announcer ] no wonder people go out of their way to share them. [ sneezes ] ♪ [ female announcer ] now it's even easier to share. [ coughs ] [ female announcer ] send a kleenex brand share package for free today at kleenex.com. softness worth sharing. ♪ equals chili's $20 dinner for two. share one of five appetizers, like our famous texas cheese fries. then choose two freshly prepared entrees
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do you tweet? so far tens of millions of people have signed on to the social network including a lot of big-name celebrities who use it to communicate directly with their fans. technology expert katie linendoll is here to take us inside the world of tweets. good morning. >> good morning, harry. twitter has become such an important measure of star power as some celebrities have millions of fans postings -- following their daily postings but it isn't just for stars and star-struck fans, becoming a popular platform for just about
everyone. the fastest growing social network in the world built around one quirky noun, the tweet. no, no, not that a text-based message consistsing of 140 characters or less. when someone tweets, they become part of a global conversation and since there are no limits on what you can say, twitter has become the ultimate soap box. more than 100 million people worldwide use twitter, including some unlikely participants. however none have embraced the trend like she and other stars use the site to speak directly to their fans anytime, anywhere. >> cuts out the middleman and the publicist, true unfiltered celebrity. >> recently ashton cusp ter sweeted against allegations he cheated on wife demi moore.
embattled actress lindsay lohan confessed to the world she relapsed in her struggle with addiction. i did, in fact, fail my most recent drug test, she tweeted. perhaps in an attempt to beat the press by leaking her own gossip. this hip-hop star only needed 17 of 140 characters to say i'm sorry to singer taylor swift for his behavior at last year's video music awards. >> i'm really happy for you. i'm going to let you finish. but beyonce have one of the best videos of all time. >> reporter: no all celebs are on board. they closed their twitter accounts after negative attention. and john mayer, one of the most active on twitter just announced to his 3.7 million followers he is unplugging from the network as he heads back to the recording studio. while distracting for some twitter addictss crave -- of course instant updates on family and friends. so, if you are not already tweeting, it might be time to
join the conversation. >> so, if you don't know how to twitter or tweet, as the case may be, katie will teach us houf. >> the best part about twitter it is so incredibly easy. if you thought facebook was easy this is more intuitive. go to twitter.com, you can't miss this big orange button. the sign-up button is huge, orange, takes you to the next page to create your own user name, create a profile picture, a little back grounds there. are people 104 on twitter. >> really? >> if they are, you can be. >> okay. all right. so, you've signd up. then what happens? >> okay. that's the best part about it. twitter is all about following people and following people you find interesting. you can follow friends and family. you can follow the president. i like to actually follow a lot of sites that do something for me. retail me not dot com is a great example. they give me coupons. i have half a shop if i see the
say kre promo code every day they give me a discount. >> one of our white house kors defnts is an amazing person on twitter because he tells you really interesting things all the time. >> i was thinking you would be, too. but i ound ut on your twitter account you haven't signed in like in like a year. so, i didn't know what was going on. >> i decided i really wasn't that interesting. >> yeah, you are, like breaking news stuff. >> all of that stuff there. are good tweets and bad tweets. what's -- help us understand -- first show us a bad tweet. >> things that drive me crazy, the most powerful ceos and executives with thousands of followers put pretty bad tweets up there, like embarrassing for them. example, bad tweet, ooh, i'm feeling a little tired going have a green tea like what does that bring to the table? i don't know. >> which is my argument about twitter. >> but you can have a good tweet. for example in i want to go an now and say, hey, turn on "the early show" we are talking twitter 101, it is realtime and
you can tune in, also. >> how do you rake through the -- how do you get -- separate the weet from the chdz haffe, as it were. >> that's on you. you for me, my world is the tech world i get a lot of realtime news faster than from news stations just by following good people on twitter. >> how do you find out then what others are tweeting? >> exactly. you go to your home page. every time i sign in, every one of the people i'm following the pop up. it is just that easy. remember it is realtime. hopefully you are following people with informative things to say. >> so, say, for instance, you can tweet, help me find blah, blah, blah. >> exactly. >> or what's the best site for blah, blah, blah or who's the best person for blah, blah, blah. >> for example if i want to find breaking news i'll search cbs and automatically see all the cbs channels i can tweet. if i want to follow them, i hit
follow and instantly can see their entire feed. it is that easy. with a site like cbs it it is cool, keeping you in the know, an example of good tweets. >> you also need to understand the vocabulary. >> yes. >> can you teach us? >> the twitter world has this whole vocab. the first you need to know the at symbol if put it before any user name it means you are sending that person a message. pretty simple. then retreat, rt, actually short say one of my friends sends something really interesting, maybe my friends want to see that, too. i can actually retreat. i'll show you how easy it. i can send that message clicking the re-treat and that appears on my page. >> following versus following. >> you can following people who are interesting and people can follow you and get your messages. twitter is all about following and followers. >> thank you very much. >> get back on twitter, harry.
it's 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm julie watts. there will be no classes next week in san jose's largest school district. san jose unified will be on furlough the entire wee as a cost-cutting measure. the superintendent says the labor groups have agreed to the unpaid week off. the move will save the district $5 million. more information is expected to be released today regarding a housekeeper who used to work for meg whitman. attorney gloria allred plans to unveil evidence to support allegations whitman knew the housekeeper was illegal. whitman the republican candidate for governor says she didn't know the woman was illegal. we should also learn more today about the san bruno explosion. federal investigators are releasing pictures of the ruptured pipeline.
state budget cuts are crippling my classroom, so i can't believe the sacramento politicians cut a backroom deal that will give our state's wealthiest corporations a new billion dollar tax give-away, a new handout that can only mean larger class sizes and even more teacher layoffs. but passing prop 24 can change all that. prop 24 repeals the unfair corporate give-away and puts our priorities first. vote yes on prop 24, because it's time to give our schools a break, not the big corporations. good morning. traffic is still recovering ron westbound 580. slow from altamont pass to vasco road. 27 minutes on westbound 580 to take you towards the dublin
interchange. 880 through oakland, eh, kind of an average commute. we had an earlier accident by 23rd that's now cleared. so just kind of stop and go as you make your way past the coliseum towards the downtown oakland exit. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is still backed up to the macarthur maze. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. thursday forecast, almost friday. and today, things are cooling down again. here's a look out towards san jose with some haze this morning but also plenty of sunshine. san jose today not as hot as yesterday. here's a look. seven-day forecast, inland locations today in the lower 90s in our hottest spots unlike yesterday which was up to 102 in livermore. 74 at the bay, 60s at the coast. temperatures continue to cool down through sunday. so the weekend actually temperatures will be slightly below average. but that won't be for long. by tuesday and wednesday, temperatures are warming back up. ,,,,
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there must be 30 or 40 spring streen songs. one that you know that second. >> you know and it gets you going especially on a rainy day like today you think ah, yes. >> that's why we played it for you all. one of the reasons we played it. the other reason? >> what. >> you are about to meet a couple joining us exclusively in the studio, the happy couple, 23 days until the big day for ed and jen but thought they would take engagement foes and go to the beach in new jersey. who do they run into, jersey's own the boss. there he is.
he says ed has a guitar and calls him over. what happened next, well, you'll have to stay tuned. >> oh. >> i like that story. also ahead this morning, ryan reynolds, usually in romantic comedies not exactly such serious stuff, oh, my gosh this movie he is in a night-mayor scenario a truck driver in the early days in the war of iraq. remember the guys in conveys always under attack. >> terrible. >> he ends up being taken hostage. the entire film is shot with him in a box underground. >> he's buried. the thought of it already makes my skin crawl. >> we'll talk to him. also ahead you know the old saying if it sounds too good to be true, it probably s. you have probably seen those ads that promise you can make money at home even if you have no experience or special skills? >> yeah. yeah. >> there are some companies that actualcly help you work at home legitima legitimately. this morning, we'll help you separate all those from the scam artists out tlimplts it is good to know there are a few.
>> there are and rebecca jarvis found them. >> dave is in wet wilmington, north carolina with yet one more check on this horrible weather on the east coast. good morning, dave. >> good morning, guys. we are in just about two feet of water, maybe a little more in wallace park, near the historic downtown wilmington area. keep in mind all this water collecting because the ground is
flooding first thing this morning. it's going to continue to be a problem. airport delays will stretch all the way here into actually sections of new england today as winds begin to kick up, as well. we saw a gust here of 35 miles per hour within the last half hour measured at the airport here in wilmington. a tough day to commute. if you are heading to the east coast, check your airlines and you may want to rethink those plans and set things back about 24 hours or so. that's a quick look at your weather picture. harry, we'll send it back to you in new york. >> from "the proposal" to "wolver veen" -- he's taken on a wide range of roles but be prepared to see him as never before in the new movie "barry" a man struggling to survive after being trapped in a box and buried alive. >> my name is paul conroy. i'm an american citizen from hastings, michigan, a civilian
truck driver for creston, rowland and thomas, taken hostage somewhere in iraq. i need one million dollars by midnight tonight baghdad time or i'll be left to die in this coffin i'm buried in. i'm told if the money is paid -- i'm told if the money is paid, i'll be let go. if it is not, i will be left to die here. >> so, it's you in a box and a cell phone and a cigarette lighter. >> yeah. >> right? for how many minutes? >> for 90 minutes. 90 minutes, yeah. >> the idea came along and somebody said, hey, rye, you want to read this script for a movie in a box for an hour and a half? >> yeah. >> you thought. >> yeah, i'd love to read it. i don't want to do it but i want to read it. it sounds interesting. that's the way it went. i read it and i said i love -- this is probably the best script i've read in my entire life but it's impossible to shoot. so, no. good luck. and then the director wrote me a
letter which was a little longer than the script and describing exactly how -- >> how he would do it. right. >> what he aimed to do and what i think he achieved you take this very small space and you create a universe in that small pace and a lot of people think you would be very clos tro for pick and confined, what would you do, in a coffin the entire movie, we never cutaway but by the enyou feel a universe and get to know this guy so well. >> this is not like anything i think i've ever seen. you've got to know this is not like anything you have ever done. in the process of doing this, this as intense as anything that's ever been on a screen. >> yeah. >> what was it like to do? >> you know, i wish i could say it was a little fluffy to do but it was that intense. i mean, i think i spoke maybe ten words socially throughout the whole shoot. i mean, i just -- everybody had their heads down. it was really hard for the crew, in fact. the crew would have to leave the sound stage, sometimes. we shot in barcelona in spain
and nobody spoke english and it was isolationist and fed into that but the shooting process was not unlike most dental surgeries, really awful. if a fentist used only hammers >> i was going to say without the stuff that helps you not feel it. >> yeah, exactly. >> you go through an intense experience, shot this, what, two weeks? >> 17 days. >> 17 days. when it was over, did you freak? >> i did freak. i mean, there was just a ryan-sized hole in the side of the sound stage on my way to the airport, i'm out of here. i was practically skinless. it was just -- yeah, it was -- it was -- the movie is so bloody scary that, you know, i think you have that thought when you watch the film, what would i do if this was me? what would i do? and i think, going through that physically for 17 days was just i think enough for anybody. >> man. you know this is one of those things that's going to happen in your life, i'm sure you didn't anticipate it as you were reading it, maybe, well, let's
give this a shot. this will be a game-changing moment in your life, i mean career-changing moment. >> yeah, it felt like that. it felt like that when i saw the movie the first time. when i was shooting it, i didn't think that anyone would ever see this movie, to be honest with you. >> really? >> yeah, i mean. >> would never get distribution. >> it's just -- i mean, it felt hitchcock, it had that kind of feel to me and there was something old-fashioned and also something completely modern because it had never been attempted before. >> one of the reviews i read said hitchcock will turn over in his grave because it's that good, taken to a whole different level. couple other things i want to talk to you about, not the least of which is "green la tern" right you. >> yeah. >> are you done with that. >> just funnished four weeks ago. >> as as opposed to 17 days did, it take like 17 months. >> it took forever. i can't remember when i wasn't shooting "green la tern" i was 12 when i started my first day. >> when does it come out? >> june 17th, every in the entire world, i think, yeah.
>> for those of us watching ryan reynolds for, you know, lo these many years, i have one word for you, maybe two words. ben wilder. >> yes. he lives, he lives, he lives. >> on dvds around the world. thanks, man. appreciate it. >> really appreciate it. thank you so much. >> congratulations. maggie? thank you. you've seen ads promising you can make lots of money working at home. with unemployment rates still sky high it can be attempting but the better business bureau has received more than 5,000 complaints about scams this year alone. rebecca jarvis is here to separate the frauds from the legit opportunities. there are legit opportunities out there, right, rebecca? >> there are. >> which we'll run lieu but first let's warn everybody about the scams. how do you spot one? >> the better bns bureaus 99.9% of the time and go to google and say make money from home or make lots of money and press send,
the things you will get back nine 9.9% of the time are scams. things to look out for are area mom makes $3,000 in a week. things like, send us some money and we're going to promise you massive returns. those are the types of things to watch out for and also, just as an overview, if it sounds too good to be true, it very likely is. a lot of money for a little work or little experience likely is a red flag. >> all right. but there, are plenty that are on the up and up. let's talk about some of them. i've heard about people running customer call service centers from your home. how you go about that? >> a couple of companies out there very highly rated from the better business bureau that help you get your resume out to these call centers so you can work from home, have a job sometimes with benefits, sometimes with bo thusses involved that doesn't require a lot of skill in the firstples. one of the big things you are a native english speaker because a lot of these companies are looking for alpine access offers online training. you can go to your website on the lower third of our screen
and they will let you know what opportunities are out there and also call center careers, you can brows jobs throughout the united states and they have a list of some of the top job opportunities on their website. >> those two websites connect you to a company you can work for in customer service. i have heard you can be a tutor online if you are proficient at something. do you have to have a degree? >> in some cases do you but in many cases you need proficiency and can test to see whether you are capable but great for people who are bilingual or know math really well or edit. there is such a great demand. tutor.com is hiring right now and universal class. one last thing that i'd like to say for people who have that skill set, if you are willing to leave home, you can go to craigslist and say i have this skill set, i'm a willing tutor and in many cases college campuses are great for advertising the skill set because there are so many people and they need the extra tut
tutoring. >> and you can find them on the internet. you can sell your gold on the internet, what's the best place. >> go to one the better bns bureau says are strong. you why local jeweller is a great place to start with for a sense how much is this gold worth. i want to say one thing about this. people often think i don't have anything around the house. you'd be surprised. in many cases there is value and the gold is at a record high, $1300 an ounce, you can get a pretty good deal. >> especially when you put them altogether and make a nice little chunk. >> exactly. they are looking at the weight. >> what if you make something, is there a place you can sell your stuff, crafts? >> fc.com is a great place. >> what is in. >> etsy.com, a lot of people are familiar with ebay, of course but this is a place for vintage items they say 20 years or old
and artwork. if you have that as part of your business it is a great place wamplts if i find a company online i'd be interested in working for at home. how do i research them? >> go to the better bns bureau website. at their front door there is a place you can type it in and you see it there on your tv set, they will tell you whether or not it is a reputable company, whether it is reputable and how many complaints they get. >> we love all the cool stuff you are bringing this week. thanks. >> thanks, rebecca. >> to learn more all haw tof do is go to our website earlyshow.cbsnews.com. erica? >> thanks. a question for you, when is three a crowd, not a crowd, that is? with the odd man out happens to be a music legend and that's exactly what happened in this photo, as you see. there you see the soon-to-be-married ed geier and jen smith with bruce springsteen. they ran into the boss and now ed and jen are joining us
exclusively in the studio this morning to tell us all about it. this is a dream come true for so many people and you guys are from new jersey. so, for people from new jersey, bruce springsteen sort of has an extra special meaning. gentle us, you are out there. when did you first notice you weren't alone? >> well, i was walking behind the boys so they were already up there talking to bruce and i came up and ed said, jen, do you know who this is? and sarcastically i was like, no, i have no idea. then i started yelling it's bruce springsteen. >> bruce springsteen, were you already chatting with him. how did you end up start chatting with the boss. >> we walked up. first of all i brought my gionet tar. >> you just brought it for the picture. >> yeah, for the pictures, absolutely. i walk up and my friend chris is going, yo, yo check it out. i would go over, he's sitting there i'm like three feet away from i'm like hey, man, what's up. he's like play that box. i'm like --
>> you didn't start playing, you said you handed it off. >> as soon as he said play that box i was like -- my exact words were like, here. >> apparently all it took. he started playing this is guitar bruce springsteen started playing. >> yes, this guitar. >> have you played it since. >> i haven't touched it. no i'm kidding. yeah. >> you were chatting sounds like he was really nice and very approachable. >> yeah, it was cool. he just started fiddling through, picking through and he started asking us questions about the wedding and they were answering talking back to him. as he was playings he starts repeating what we were saying in song talking about the wedding. it was cool. >> you are from new jersey so he sort of has this extra special place in your heart but you are actual fans. >> absolute sfwlool you did have a moment, jen, you thought, can i request a song. >> no, but i had a moment where he is actually playing the guitar right in front of me and i'm just watching his fingers going what's going on bruce spring seen it front and center,
best place in the house. >> a friend was taking engagement pictures and the photographer actually said, hey, will you get in the picture? >> uh-huh. >> did he seem to hess talt or pretty -- >> no, he was like, sure. that's when we said, all right now you're prop. >> he was real cool. he didn't ask the guitar, i handed it to him. he took it, he sat down and moved over, really laid back and cool. >> you are getting married on october 23rd, about three weeks. are you sending out an additional invitation at this point to bruce springsteen. >> we would like to. >> do you think he would come. >> i don't know. >> you already had a little bit of bruce springsteen woven into your wedding isn't that right. >> yes. >> where would we see the bruce springsteen touches. >> since we are both big music fans we have decided to name all of our tables at the reception after someone. even before we met bruce, we were doing one of our tables, "secret garden" by bruce springsteen. >> did you tell him? >> no, i didn't.
>> probably didn't think of it at the time. was there ever a moment you thought okay i'm sitting here next to bruce springsteen obviously trying to play it cool. did you ever think what should i talk about now. >> everything was so natural. there were no crowds around. there was nobody like behind us except for him taking pictures. he was very relaxed and made us feel relaxed like talking with a buddy. >> what a great memory. >> yeah, it was cool. >> and a good start to your "glory days" ahead. >> there you go. >> best of luck to you giles. congratulations on the wedding. enjoy your honeymoon. i guess it pays to bring your guitar wherever you go. >> absolutely. >> thanks again. >> thank you. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. you are watching "the early [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
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they ended up actually doing commercials for chevy trucks. this that's what that was. it took them only a couple tries. >> if you are not familiar with them they do these seemingly imperfect shots, when harry discovered them on the internet seems like everybody kept saying this has to be edited no way you can throw a basketball from one end of the stadium for a perfect shot. >> the one that put them on the map, they have their own website and it is fun to go to, they have all these crazy shots. >> do we have that one, the one at texas a&m? >> take a look. this really put them on the map. they are aggies. they are there at the stadium. take a look at this.
>> when you watch it, it is impossible to see a cut. >> right. >> which we started to realize -- >> exactly the beginning said it's got to be fake, it's got to be fake, it's got to be fake. is, you go on their website and it's full of this. >> it's fun. >> crazy, crazy things. >> how do they do it is the question. the next one that they've done, which they are going to unveil on our program tomorrow exclusively, i believe. >> took three hours to nail. >> which it's much longer than it usually takes for them to figure out but take a look. this is the one that is most recently on their website. so, he kicks the field goal and then -- the football goes into the -- >> i love it. it's six guys, right, that do this? >> right. >> four of them will be with us tomorrow. didn't you run into one of their dads recently? >> yeah, he said "dude." >> perfect laufrz. >> we love you, man. i love this one, too. >> the moving target. >> just another -- >> nothing stops them. >> the power of the internet,
two of these guys have now graduated college and are making this "dude perfect" thing their job, it's their business and they are apparently very successful at it. >> a couple of guys are in graduate school now and, you know, talk about finding something you love and figuring out a way to make money out of it, right? >> don't forget that "dude perfect" latest shot which we can't tell you anything about. we won to. the only thing we will say is that it's worth seeing to believe tomorrow on "the early show." they're going to unveil it here exclusively. it took them three hours -- >> isn't this the longest one they've done yet? >> yes. yes emplsts it was taken from atop a 150-foot tall texas church tower. that's all. >> up on a steeple. we won't tell you what they, were you know, trying to shoot into. >> that's it. >> and it's not on twitter. >> it is not on twitter. do you tweet? >> i used to but couldn't keep up. >> i'm not that interesting. i don't have enough to say.
with y eadlines. it's 8:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm julie watts. more information is expected today regarding a housekeeper who used to work for meg whitman. attorney gloria allred plans to unveil evidence to support allegations whitman knew her housekeeper was an illegal immigrant. whitman the republican candidate for governor says she does not know the woman was in the country illegally. no classes next week in san jose's largest school district. san jose unified school district will be on furlough the entire week as a cost- cutting measure. superintendent vincent matthews says labor groups have agreed to the unpaid week off. the move will save the district $5 million. after 50 years in business, a 7-up bottling plant in vallejo will close. 90 people work at the facility,
good morning. a bad crash on the guadalupe parkway in san jose. northbound 87, just south of 280, there was an accident there. two right lanes are blocked. sounds like a person was either ejected or fell from the vehicle. so ambulances on scene, as well. it is backed up at least to the capitol expressway. you can see some speeds there hovering only about 10 miles per hour. 280 in the south bay pretty jammed as well, slow and go out to cupertino. this is northbound traffic there heading out of downtown san jose. and at the san mateo bridge we are just getting word of a small fender-bender. sounds like it's at the toll plaza but traffic just beginning to back up there. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, our forecast today look at that more clouds across the bay area. cloudy conditions in the form of fog along the coast around the bay and even inland in some of our valleys. conditions for the afternoon mid-60s along the coast, mid- 70s around the bay, definitely cooler inland today with highs in the lower 90s. and we will continue to cool